Lumby Museum earns $10,000

Georgie Hay poses for photos as part of a Lumby Museum contest entry. The museum has won $10,000. - Robin Ledrew photo
Georgie Hay poses for photos as part of a Lumby Museum contest entry. The museum has won $10,000.
— image credit: Robin Ledrew photo

Social media has paid off for the Lumby Museum.

The agency has won $10,000 U.S. from the EMC2 Heritage Trust as part of an online contest.

“A huge network of Facebook friends liked,  shared and voted for the entry which placed second in the world,” said Robin Ledrew, with the Monashee Arts Council, who worked on the submission.

The money will help digitize the photo collection at the museum as well as taped interviews with seniors.  They will be uploaded on to a website.

Presently, the photos are deteriorating and threatened by flooding. If not digitally stored, they may be lost forever.

As part of the contest entry, museum employee Georgie Hay starred in a series of photos while in vintage dress.

Dressed by volunteers, Hay remarked that the high-buttoned boots “fit perfectly” but the lace blouse, buttoning at the back, would have required a maid.

The EMC2 Heritage Trust supports organizations worldwide that advocate the digitalization, preservation and improved access of cultural resources.

“Through the EMC2 Heritage Trust Project, together we can ensure that future generations will continue to be entertained and educated by the world’s historic artifacts,” states the organization’s mandate.

Competition results can be viewed at



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